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This order repeals the Veterinary Chemicals Products (Excluded Stockfood Non-active Constituents) Order as made on 14 March 1995.
Administered by: Agriculture
Registered 11 Mar 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR16-Mar-2015
Tabled Senate16-Mar-2015
Date of repeal 12 Mar 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

Issued by Authority of the Minister for Agriculture

 

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994

 

 

Veterinary Chemical Products (Excluded Stockfood Non-active Constituents) Repeal Order 2015

 

Section 7 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (Act) provides that the Minister for Agriculture may make orders with respect to matters that are consistent with the regulations. Clause 2 of Schedule 3AA of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995 provides that orders may be made to exclude stockfood non-active constituents from being declared to be veterinary chemical products under Item 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 3AA.

 

The purpose of the Veterinary Chemical Products (Excluded Stockfood Non-active Constituents) Repeal Order 2015 (the Repeal Order) is to repeal the Veterinary Chemicals Products (Excluded Stockfood Non-active Constituents) Order as made on 14 March 1995 (the SNAC Order).

 

The SNAC Order is no longer current following amendments to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995 reforming the regulation of stockfood as veterinary chemical products. Certain stockfoods, including those containing ingredients detailed in the SNAC Order, are now specifically declared not to be veterinary chemical products where they comply with specific conditions for ingredients, claims, labelling, manufacture and method of delivery to the animal. This amendment occurs with the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Animal Feed Reform and Other Measures) Regulation 2015 (Animal Feed Reform Regulation).

The revocation has effect from immediately prior to the commencement of Schedule 1 of the Animal Feed Reform Regulation.

No Regulatory Impact Statement has been prepared for the Repeal Order. The Office of Best Practice Regulations was consulted about Animal Feed Reform Regulation and was found to be compliant with best practice (OBPR ID: 16908).

Public consultation

Public consultation has been undertaken on the Animal Feed Reform Regulation, including that the SNAC Order is redundant and would be repealed. Provisions of the Animal Feed Reform Regulation ensure that repealing the SNAC Order will not adversely affect the animal feed manufacturing industry.

 


 

STATEMENT OF COMPATIBILITY WITH HUMAN RIGHTS

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

Veterinary Chemical Products (Excluded Stockfood Non-active Constituents) Repeal Order 2015

This Order is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.

Overview of the Legislative Instrument

The purpose of this Order is to revoke the Veterinary Chemicals Products (Excluded Stockfood Non-active Constituents) Order as made on 14 March 1995.

 

Human rights implications

 

The Order does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms.

 

Conclusion

 

The Order is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues.

 

 

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP

Minister for Agriculture